After re-signing James Bradberry and retaining Darius Slay, the Eagles added more intriguing corner depth by agreeing to a deal with the greedy Williams.
Philadelphia announced a one-year deal Saturday with the former Browns cover man.
we have agreed to the terms @Greedy on a one year deal.@toyota , #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/dCKxd4IHos
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 18, 2023
Williams spent four years in Cleveland after the Browns second-round pick out of LSU, and he will look to add depth to the position while reviving his career on a stacked elite roster.
With the move now official, here are four things to know about the veteran defensive back.
Andrés Montréal Williams was nicknamed “Greedy” by his aunt, who called him “Greedy-DD” as an infant.
Williams later legally adopted the name, telling USA Today that “it helps to be greedy” as a defensive back.
Williams has a brother who plays for an NFC East rival.
Roderius Williams is a cornerback for the Giants, drafted in the sixth round out of Oklahoma State.
Following in the footsteps of many current NFL greats, Williams was a star cornerback at LSU and Cleveland’s second-round draft pick in 2019.
Williams led the Southeastern Conference with six interceptions as a redshirt freshman in 2017. He had eight in his second season and was a first-team All-American and a Thorpe Award (presented to the nation’s top defensive back) finalist in his second season. Tiger.
Williams has struggled with inconsistency and injuries after starting 12 games as a rookie.
During the Browns’ 2020 training camp, Williams suffered a nerve injury in his shoulder in a tackling drill and missed the entire season.
In 2021, Williams tied for the team lead with ten passes defended, and Williams added two interceptions in 16 games with eight starts. Williams played 105 defensive snaps with the Browns last season.